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How Did Worker Responses Vary Between Regions?
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Rigzone's worker exodus survey explores the differences among respondents in different countries.

A Second Wind for the North Slope?
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Alaska works to open off-limit federal lands for exploration and development.

BHP To Quit US Shale Business As Annual Profit Surges
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 BHP Billiton reported a surge in underlying full-year profits and said it would exit its underperforming US shale oil and gas business.

Energy Transfer Sues Greenpeace Over Dakota Pipeline
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Energy Transfer Partners LP sues Greenpeace and other environmental groups, accusing them of launching an 'eco-terrorism' campaign aimed at blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Chevron's Watson Said to Plan to Step Down, Journal Reports
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 John Watson, who has led Chevron since 2010, is planning to step down as the oil major seeks a new CEO, the Wall Street Journal says.


Oil Prices Climb As Traders Eye Another US Crude Drawdown
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Oil inched up, lifted by expectations of another crude stockpile drawdown in the US but price gains were limited amid the reopening of Libya's largest oil field.

Gadfly: Halliburton And Microsoft Do Not Compute For OPEC
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Technology is rewriting the energy industry's dictionary.

Meghan O'Sullivan: Renewables Won't End Geopolitics of Energy
Monday, August 21, 2017 In another sign that the age of fossil fuels is waning, the California State Senate has passed a bill to commit the state to use 100% renewable energy for power by 2045.

How to Sell Yourself in the Job Search: Handling/Overcoming Objections
Monday, August 21, 2017 Objections won't necessarily sink your chances of getting the job.

Oil Prices Fall 2% After End-Of-Week Rally
Monday, August 21, 2017 Oil prices fell nearly 2% ahead of monthly contract expiration, pulling back from last week's rally built on signs the global market is starting to rebalance from chronic oversupply.

Fracking Jobs Prove Elusive for Coal Miners Looking to Switch
Friday, August 18, 2017 Dennis is learning a hard lesson of fracking: While it has created a bonanza of jobs, displaced coal miners and their communities are sometimes left out of the boom.

Some Gas With That Sandwich? Convenience Dominates Fuel Market
Friday, August 18, 2017 Now the two models are coming together, combining the strength of fuel brand recognition with new consumer preferences for a broader buying experience.

Oil Jumps 3% As Dollar Falls, US Rig Count Drops
Friday, August 18, 2017 Oil prices rose sharply, as the dollar fell and US drillers cut rigs.

What Kind of Salary Can You Get as an Electrical Engineer in the US?
Friday, August 18, 2017 Rigzone explores potential salaries of electrical engineers in the United States.

Baker Hughes: US Drillers Cut Oil Rigs For Second Week In Three
Friday, August 18, 2017 US energy firms cut oil rigs for a second week in three, data shows, with drillers cutting spending plans in reaction to declining crude prices.

Blackstone Adds $10 Billion in Energy Assets With Harvest Deal
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Blackstone Group LP will add $10 billion in assets by buying energy investor Harvest Fund Advisors.

Oil Closes Near $47 as Traders Assess US Stockpiles, Output
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Oil in New York closed near $47 a barrel, a new 'battle line' for bullish and bearish traders.

New American Oil Tankers Are Great for Traders, Lousy for Owners
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Once rare American-built oil tankers are now plentiful, changing US gasoline flows and giving shipowners headaches.

Why Would Oil Demand Peak, Contrary to Peak Oil Supply?
Thursday, August 17, 2017 People find it hard to believe that there is another side of the 'Peak Oil Supply' theory, which is 'Peak Oil Demand'.

BLOG: The Best and Worst Places in the US to Buy Energy
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Recent study reveals most and least expensive places in the US to buy natural gas, motor fuels, more.

Governor Urges Trump To Drop Virginia From Offshore Drilling Plan
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan.

Energy Transfer Offering Exposes Pipeline Parent Trap: Gadfly
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Investors gave a thumbs up to Energy Transfer Partners LP's decision to raise as much as $1.16 billion by issuing new units.

Oil Slides Despite Steep Draw In US Crude Stocks
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Oil prices fell more than 1% even though US crude stockpiles declined by the most in a year.

Trump Push for Natural Gas Exports Opposed by Manufacturers
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 President Trump's effort to boost US energy is facing push back from manufacturers who say exporting more natural gas may undercut his 'America First' jobs focus.

What Will Happen to Experienced Oil, Gas Workers?
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Rigzone's worker exodus survey finds that highly experienced oil and gas professionals are struggling with whether or not to return to the industry in the wake of a new normal.

EIA: US Crude Stockpiles Fall The Most In Nearly A Year
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 US crude oil inventories fell for the seventh consecutive week in their largest drawdown in nearly a year.

Pullback In US Fracking Sand Use Pressures Producers
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 US shale oil companies are pulling back on the amount of sand they use to hydraulically fracture new wells.

America's Shale Natural Gas Production Is Taking Off - Sort Of
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 America's shale gas production is about to surge 12%. Sort of.

Big Oil Follows Silicon Valley Into Backing Green Energy Firms
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Major oil companies are joining Silicon Valley in backing energy-technology start-ups, a signal that that those with the deepest pockets in the industry are casting around for a new strategy.

Oil Prices Settle Flat After Testing 3-Week Lows
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Oil prices settle little changed after slumping to three-week lows.

Courts: US EPA Erred In Denying Renewable Fuel Hardship Exemption
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The EPA used too strict of a test when it wrongfully denied Sinclair Oil's request for an exemption from the country's biofuel regulations, a US appeals court rule.

How Elon Musk and Cheap Oil Doomed Push for Another Car Fuel
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The idea was nothing short of revolutionary: convert the nation's millions of trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles to run on natural gas instead of gasoline and diesel.

US To Sell 14 Million Barrels Of Crude Oil From Emergency Reserve
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The US Department of Energy says it will sell 14 million barrels of crude oil from the nation's emergency reserve.

Automation is the Key to the Future of Oil and Gas
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 With an increasingly diverse energy market and a shortage in skilled labor, automation of daily operations will be a key factor for sustainable growth in the oil and gas industry.

Husky Energy to Buy $435 Mln Wisconsin Refinery
Monday, August 14, 2017 Husky said the deal will boost its refining capacity to 395,000 barrels per day.

Andeavor Unit To Buy Western Refining Logistics For $1.5B
Monday, August 14, 2017 Andeavor Logistics LP said it would buy rival Western Refining Logistics LP for $1.5 billion as it seeks to expand into the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico.

How to Sell Yourself in the Job Search: The Presentation
Monday, August 14, 2017 'Be prepared and execute' during the job interview, says sales pro.

Can Some Nebraska Farmers Kill the Keystone XL Pipeline?
Monday, August 14, 2017 "When I first started this, it was about my house ... I just wanted to protect my home," said Shannon Graves, who owns a hardware store in Polk, Neb. and lives less than 100 yards from the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

More than 100 Oil, Gas Job Cuts Coming in Texas
Monday, August 14, 2017 More layoffs are on the horizon for three companies with operations in Texas.

Oil Falls by Most in Five Weeks Amid Fear of Chinese Demand Drop
Monday, August 14, 2017 Oil tumbled by the most in more than five weeks as fears of falling oil demand in China overshadowed news that Libya's crude supply was disrupted.

EIA: US Shale Output Seen Posting 9th Straight Monthly Rise
Monday, August 14, 2017 US shale oil production for September which includes a new regional data input, is forecast to rise by 117,000 barrels per day, its ninth consecutive monthly rise, the US EIA says.

Silicon Valley Wants to Help You Never Visit a Gas Station Again
Friday, August 11, 2017 For Dana Dwyer, an Oracle Corp. employee and mom, a full tank of gasoline at the end of her workday is something she describes with just two words: 'It's happiness.'

North Dakota Oil Production Slips About 1% In June
Friday, August 11, 2017 North Dakota's daily oil production slips about 1% in June.

Oil Prices Up Amidst Higher Global Demand, Nigeria Instability
Friday, August 11, 2017 Oil prices rise slightly in volatile trading as the market weighed lower US crude stocks, Nigerian instability and strong global demand growth against a persistently slow rebalancing.

US Shale Output Poised To Keep Rising Despite Investor Concerns
Friday, August 11, 2017 The higher outlooks come on the heels of one high-profile Permian Basin producer's oil output miss last quarter and decisions by several other energy companies to trim annual budgets.

Distillates To Boost US Refiners' Bottom Line Through Year-End
Friday, August 11, 2017 US refiners are heading into the winter season on their best footing in years.

BLOG: Fatigue May Be Debilitating Your Workforce
Thursday, August 10, 2017 A new report from the National Safety Council suggests that US workers are fatigued enough that it affects their work performance.

Flood Of Gasoline Supply Heads To US Northeast As Driving Season Ends
Thursday, August 10, 2017 As the US summer driving season winds down, a wave of gasoline barrels is headed for the Northeast market from Europe and the US Gulf Coast.

Oil Slides On Worries About Global Crude Glut, Wall St Slump
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Oil prices fell more than 1.5%, as a bruising day on Wall Street bolstered fears.

The Trick to Nailing Your Electrical Engineer Interview Questions
Thursday, August 10, 2017 The interview process doesn't have to be difficult for electrical engineers if they adhere a few simple tips.

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